Tag Archives: kids and home improvement

Siwek is a great place to get doors and windows!

If you are looking for doors or windows for a remodel or building a shed/garage – this is a GREAT PLACE to try and look around – they have new and used.  Located in NE Minneapolis on Marshall so pretty central location as well. http://www.siweklumber.com

Thanks Wende and Doug!

We loved working with Liz while buying a vacation home in ST. Paul. As full time Vermonters shopping for a property we needed to work with someone reliable, responsive and diligent. Liz fit that bill and more. She clearly understood, and related to us, the area market conditions which made it easy for us to make […]

Treehouse Update #1

Sam is so excited about the big event happening in our backyard this summer!  This is his favorite house project to date.  He has helped his Dad look through lots of different designs and they have come up with a great result.  It is all designed and ready to build. . . .the most exciting […]

Peter models some super spikes – does that put him on the same level as a superhero? That is up to you. Take a look and let me know what you think!

Peter models his super spikes and takes this tree DOWN. . . . . Find your own super spikes here:  http://www.wesspur.com I have compiled the best pictures from the big event and a few of Sam keeping himself busy.  He was finding some fun of his own while all this was going on.  Don’t miss […]

Peter models some super spikes – does that put him on the same level as a superhero? That is up to you. Take a look and let me know what you think!

Peter models his super spikes and takes this tree DOWN. . . . . Find your own super spikes here:  http://www.wesspur.com I have compiled the best pictures from the big event and a few of Sam keeping himself busy.  He was finding some fun of his own while all this was going on.  Don’t miss […]

Taking down a monstrous tree in our yard! Base of the tree is a mere 15 feet from our house.

One of the joys of home ownership is taking care of our yards.   This task is sometimes full of joy and fulfillment when a garden turns our right or we are enjoying a meal on the stamped concrete patio we put in.  It is NOT full of any joy when a HUGE elm tree […]

Mini Mud Room at our back door! You can make your own with the plans included in this post.

I wrote a post back in April about our challenging back door situation.  With 3 people, a dog, & visitors going in and out of our back door – something had to be done!  The shelving unit we ended up with is simple and custom to our space.  All the metal was purchased at Discount […]

Garden Shed

Even with a 4 car garage with attic storage in both our house and our garage, we still need more room for more stuff.  How is that possible?  I have some very minimalist friends (you know who you are) that probably think we are nuts for having so much stuff but this DIY mentality requires […]

The finished product – so exciting!

We have completely cleaned everything and we are happy to have more floor space.  The room feels a lot bigger without the cumbersome TV stand in the way. Below features  great ways to rotate and extend the TV to view from different areas. Are you wondering where we got our little table for our charging […]

Soooo. . .when you have a 4 year old participating in the project, things get interesting

Sam wanted to build something of his own while I was occupied with mudding/sanding, mudding/sanding, mudding /sanding.  You know how that goes. . .you have to get it to smooth perfection before the primer is applied and it takes what seems like FOREVER! My house is a officially a total disaster area. Can’t wait for […]